We know that few things can be as devastating as losing a loved one. You will certainly be experiencing grief. And depending on the circumstances surrounding the death you may be dealing with anger, guilt, anxiety, and worries about the future. We also know that traumatic losses, those that are unexpected and caused by others, are much more painful and cause these emotions to be heightened than the loss of a loved one through natural causes.
We try to help our clients overcome those losses. Certainly, we will help relieve some of the burden that is presented through the legal process. But beyond that, we want to help you through the loss process. That may mean just being your lawyer, but it may also mean pointing you to other resources that we know about through our representation of other clients dealing with losses of their loved ones.
Texas wrongful death claims are governed by the same liability rules governing other claims. For example, the estate or beneficiaries will be entitled to recover from a company if the deceased was killed as a result of the company’s negligence. However, damages in death claims are governed by the Texas wrongful death statute and the survival statute. The wrongful death statute regulates the recovery that family members may seek for their own damages. The survival statute regulates what damage the estate may seek on behalf of the deceased for damages suffered between the time of the injury and the time of death.
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